Wednesday, 29 September 2021

 Very busy on the course at the moment.  Seeding has gone on, on Tees, Approaches and Greens.  As can be seen below greens in 2 directions with 3 grams of seed per m2.  The take has been excellent and we have slightly overfed to encourage this growth allowing seed to tiller quickly.

  Tees and Aprons are starting to fill in and have all been given extra feeds to encourage growth whilst the weather is good.  

New seed

As well as seeding Tees and Aprons, they have received  a slow release fertilizer and have been double verticut to clean out any straggly lateral growth.   We can also see all those broken tee pegs collected in the blades.

Old broken tee pegs

Verticut approaches

The seeding improvements can be seen in the below picture with the central, poor sward made up of undesirable grass and the more desirable species around the perimeter of the picture.

Species conversion

Friday, 3 September 2021

Widening rough underway from the back Tee on the 13th Old.  We will be widening this Tee this winter so that daily play will move further back.  Very difficult at the moment so rough is being widened and we will remove some trees to allow an easier first shot.

13th Tee Old

We have improved and extended a number of paths on the course and will be continuing this during the next month.  The 6th 7th and 8th path has had a new sleeper edge and we have moved some irrigation as well.  The winter mat has been moved which will give a much better shot to the green.  Through the next few months we are also intending to fill in the left bunker on the 7th and maybe the right in order to create an island raised green with any missed shot short punished.

7th Tee Old

6th path Old

The below photo was taken 3 weeks ago from a plane and shows some great features on the course but also how green it is for the time of year. 

Aerial photo